• Short Summary

    The head of the Federal Military Government of Nigeria, Lieutenant General Olusegan Obasanjo, announced in a television and radio broadcast on Saturday (15 May) the execution of the Colonel who led an abortive coup against the Nigerian Government on 13 February this year.

  • Description

    The head of the Federal Military Government of Nigeria, Lieutenant General Olusegan Obasanjo, announced in a television and radio broadcast on Saturday (15 May) the execution of the Colonel who led an abortive coup against the Nigerian Government on 13 February this year.
    The Nigerian leader said that the rebel officer, Lieutenant Colonel B.S. Dimka, was executed by a firing squad earlier on Saturday. Also executed by the same firing squad was Mr. J.D. Gomwalk, a former senior official. On 11 march, thirty other people were executed for their roles in the abortive coup.
    In his broadcast, Lieutenant General Obasanjo told Nigerians that Britain had refused to extradited General Yakubu Gowan, the 40 year-old former head-of-state who was deposed in July, 1975, and who is now a university student in England.
    The Nigerian Government has said that the abortive coup had been aimed at restoring General Gowon, and it wants him to return to Nigeria to answer charges that he was involved. The General has denied any connection with the unsuccessful coup.
    General Murtala Mohammed, who was head-of-state at the time of the abortive coup, died in the rebellion.
    (This film is serviced with a sound extract of Lieutenant General Obasanjo's broadcast on television. A transcript of the extract is provided below)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8HA2ADN06WKSB8CP9V9PD7F5Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA8HA2ADN06WKSB8CP9V9PD7F5Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:17:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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    NIGERIA: HEAD OF FEDERAL MILITARY GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES EXECUTION OF COLONEL WHO LED ABORTIVE FEBRUARY COUP IN TELEVISION BROADCAST.

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